Stuffing Bites


Taking Thanksgiving leftovers to the next level, these crispy, gooey, crunchy stuffing bites are sure to please.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
21 mins
1 dozen


  • 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes

  • 2 cups leftover stuffing

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs

  • oil for frying

  • 1 pinch sea salt

  • 1 cup cranberry sauce, warmed


  1. Mix mashed potatoes, stuffing, eggs, Parmesan cheese, poultry seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper together in a large bowl until well combined.

  2. Pour panko bread crumbs into a wide shallow bowl. Form 2 tablespoonfuls of stuffing mixture into a ball. Roll in bread crumbs until well coated. Repeat with remaining stuffing mixture.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fry stuffing balls, 4 at a time, until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack; sprinkle with sea salt.

  4. Serve fried stuffing balls with cranberry sauce.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
14g Fat
35g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 674mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.